Florence Hackman, 96


Feb. 6, 1921 —
Aug. 20, 2017
CRESCO -  Florence Hackman, age 96, of Cresco, Iowa passed away Sunday Aug. 20, 2017 at Evans Memorial Home in Cresco. 
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at Notre Dame Parish in Cresco. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Cresco. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Cresco,  where there will be a scripture service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church. 
Florence Mary Luzum was born Feb. 6, 1921, the second of 13 children born to William and Leona (Schissel) Luzum, on her parents’ family farm west of Calmar, Iowa. Florence was baptized, received First Holy Communion and was confirmed at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar. She attended St. Aloysius Elementary Catholic School for eight years.
On Aug. 5, 1941, Florence was united in marriage to Othmar “Jerry” Gerhard Hackman at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. To this union, seven children were born, Robert (deceased), Mary, Carol, Kenneth, Susan, Linda and Stephen. Together the couple worked the farm south of Festina for 21 years, moved to Cresco in 1962 and retired in 1977.
Over the years Florence worked at the Tower Club and the Red Hut as a cook and waitress and also worked at local retail stores. She enjoyed playing cards, dancing, gardening, cooking (She was famous for her potato salad.), crocheting, sewing and quilting, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. She was also active in the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Joseph’s Church.
Florence is survived by her children, Mary (Delbert) Hageman of Ossian, Iowa, Carol (David) Eischeid of Bellevue, Iowa, Kenneth (Nita) Hackman of Cresco, Susan (Dale) Balk of New Braunfels, Texas, Linda (Jerry) Skoda of Decorah, Iowa and Stephen (Debra) Hackman of Cedar Falls, Iowa; 21 grandchildren, Nancy Uhlenhake, Sharon (Bruce) Kleve, Michael (Karla) Hageman, Barbara (Dean) Miller, Sarah (Mike) Buchheit, Connie (Scott) Birely, Emily (Rick) Reeg, James (Karla) Eischeid, Jennifer (Mike) Becker, Kathryn (Rob) Peaslee, Alex (Lindsay Theisen) Eischeid, Shannon (David) Andera, Teresa (Ian) McDevitt, Andrew (Ashley) Hackman, Jeffrey (Katina) Hackman, Ben (Theresa) Balk, Brad (Amber) Balk, Jeremy (Rene Larson) Skoda, Jason (Kelly) Skoda, Scott (Kristin) Hackman and Kayla (Chad) Schumacher; 49 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. 
In addition, she is survived by siblings, Joan (George) McCusker of Overland Park, Kan., Monica (Tony) Steinlage of Decorah, William (Jan) Luzum of Benson, Minn. and James (Arlene) Luzum of Rosemont, Minn.; and in-laws, Irma (Arnold) Luzum of St. Lucas, Iowa, JoAnn (Paul) Luzum of Calmar, Sister Phyllis Ann Hackman, Lucille Kruse, Paul (Betty) Hackman, Norbert (Mary) Hackman and Phyllis (Duane) Einwalter.
She was preceded in death by husband Othmar on March 19, 1980; son Robert on Sept. 1; 1942; parents, William on Dec. 5, 1980 and Leona on Sept. 21, 1984; grandsons, Gary Hageman and Matthew Hackman; grandson-in-law, Jeff Uhlenhake; siblings, Arnold Luzum, Clarence (Dorothy) Luzum, Leo (Darlene) Luzum, Paul Luzum, Francis (Kara) Luzum, Esther (Vic) Luzum, Rita (Rudy) Humpal, Loretta Luzum Collins and Herman Steinlage; and in-laws, Edward (Anna) Hackman, Wesley (Irene) Shatek, Joe (Rita) Shatek, Arthur Kruse, Sister Marcella Hackman and Elnore Hackman.

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